Full Review

Paniza

Paniza
2018 Viura, Cariñena

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Other Spanish White

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$8.99
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Paniza
2018 Viura, Cariñena

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Other Spanish White

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13%
Emerald straw color. Aromas of lemon marmalade, ripe pear, jasmine, musk, and basil with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light body and a smooth, appealing, medium-long sweet kiwi, guanabana, sea salt, and banana chip finish with no oak flavor. A crisp and floral dry white that will be excellent with shellfish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: lemon marmalade, ripe pear, jasmine, musk, and basil
Taste Flavor: sweet kiwi, guanabana, sea salt, and banana chip
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Sea Scallops, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp and floral dry white that will be excellent with shellfish.

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Other Spanish White

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
The most famous white wines in Spain besides a Rioja Blanca and Albariño are those made from grapes such as Moscatel, Verdejo, Torrontes, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. The latter is grown in several regions and most versions are light and meant for early consumption, although there are a few oak-aged version with vanilla and baked apple flavors that can stand up to most seafood.

Examples of Verdejo - sometimes blended with Viura, the principal white variety of white Rioja, are refreshing dry whites with flavors of nectarine and white flowers that are meant to be drink young with tapas or shellfish. These wine are priced in the $10-$12 category.